The Five Star Institute has announced the appointment of Nancy Braun as its Advisory Council Chairperson for the Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE), with her taking up the role from April 2017.

NORTH CAROLINA, April 17 2017:  Ed Delgado, CEO and President of The Five Star Institute, announced the appointment of long-term member, Nancy Braun, as the new Advisory Council Chairperson of the organization’s Real Estate Owned (REO) network, the Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE).

With over 20 years in the real estate industry, and extensive experience in the mortgage market, REO property management and marketing, and specialty markets, Braun was chosen for her expertise and mutual pursuit of industry excellence.

As announced on The FORCE’s website: “Braun will aid in the establishment and aggregation of member-benefitting relationships, as well as to champion progressive FORCE initiatives in the areas of education and diversity.”

Delgado said of Nancy’s appointment, “I have known Nancy for several years now, and have no doubt that she will continue the great work of Mike Pruitt, who previously held the position.  I think Nancy will provide excellent leadership and management of critical topics.”

Braun will assist in guiding the new leadership team in important and strategic representation in the interests of The FORCE members, as well as the values of The FORCE, the Five Star Institute and the industry.

As explained by Delgado during his presentation to the membership, to meet the shift in the marketplace, the leadership will make the organization viable and strong. This includes working in partnership with leaders and government officials (Housing & Urban Development – HUD), various mortgage banks, non-banks, investors and Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).

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To forge strategic partnerships for members, and be in compliance and meet the needs of its clients, it is now a major objective to make The FORCE more attractive to businesses and organizations that want to work with the collective body by actively committing to diversity and inclusion.

The FORCE members will have the opportunity to participate in groups by working with particular leaders to increase the awareness of the organization’s position towards six categories that include ethnic groups and veterans.

As a result of these strategic partnerships, for the first time in the organization’s history, The FORCE will affect assignment of REO listings.  The program is still under development.  For more details, kindly visit and click on the Work Referral Program.

Braun says, “I am honored to be a part of the leadership to aid in implementing the many positive developments The FORCE has chosen to put into effect. Our leadership team will strive to bring our members valuable resources to assist them in the networking, growth, education, and of course, excellence.”


The Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE) is the Five Star Institute’s REO member organization comprised of pre-screened, certified, and experienced REO agents.

Focused on the improvement of REO agent performance through lender and servicer driven education, the FORCE acts as a conduit of communication between the REO agent/broker community and the servicing shops they serve.

Through significant investment in broker oversight, education, and communication delivery, the REO servicing industry can obtain tangible, bottom line benefits when using this established network to address their brokerage needs.

About Nancy Braun

Nancy Braun is an award winning Broker-In-Charge / Owner of Showcase Realty LLC — having spent two decades successfully evolving a leading, award winning, and nationally recognized brokerage in the Carolinas, with a growing team of over 50 agents and staff.

The firm’s real estate services, spearheaded by Nancy’s knowledge and vast experience from personally serving hundreds of clients over the years, includes licensed specialists in five departments serving luxury and traditional homebuyers, sellers, investors, relocation clients, probate estate clients, short sale and foreclosure clients, commercial real estate and property management clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. For excellent sales records, Nancy and Showcase Realty LLC are nationally recognized industry leaders consistently ranking on America’s Best Real Estate Agents and RealTrends Top 1% in the country, as recognized by the Wall Street Journal.

Tapped as a national resource for real estate professionals and organizations, Nancy shares her insights, experiences and knowledge at conferences, in trade and industry publications, on Boards, at workshops and more.

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